The Exhibition "Sem destino a" takes shape in two distinct sites based on distinct approaches stemming from the conceptual, critical, and creative paths of the finalist students. It is focused on the creative, individual exploration, and the process behind the methodology of Communication Design, giving special attention to the construction of the idea of a collective Europe in the nucleus “State of Emergency”: a stance based on multiple political, social, and cultural references, without a specific destination.
The two nuclei therefore constitute the Communication Design Graduates Exhibition of 2017. With no concrete destination, with many paths followed and yet to follow, always bearing the certainty that the end is never near. From now on, it shall be the beginning of a new stage as young professionals, as citizens, as Europeans, and, of course, drifting to...
While aiming to present the works developed throughout the final year of the degree, a confrontation between the projects on the theme ‘Europe’ and the works conducted in other subjects was created. The narrative “Partimos, Vamos, Somos” is not strictly followed in spatial terms in order to equally present all the stages of the construction of an idea of Europe. This construction, and the projects that were made in its scope, demonstrate that we need other references, other challenges, and to get to know other things outside the Project disciplines. We need to explore, to search, to make mistakes and try again. This path, this chain of ideas, this net that is built gradually doesn’t end in this space. There is no concrete conclusion. It must be taken outside, discussed, and diffused, without a destination.
This was the moment for Europe to set free from the walls of the “convent”, where it was questioned, discussed and explored since the start of the year, leaving behind the character of Graduates Exhibition and presenting itself as a collective class statement. All the inquietudes, problematics, answers, analyses, histories, and principles were gathered to create an experience that involves the visitor into the midst of political, social, cultural issues that led us to the definition of Europe’s identity from the beginning of its History to the present time. We are not here to say how we would like Europe to be. We want that in this space all questions are revealed to imply that Europe is, and can be, this Europe.